Malachi Black

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series (chosen by Ilya Kaminksy). Black’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry, among other journals. His work has also appeared in anthologies including Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (Yale, 2013), Discoveries: New Writing from the Iowa Review (2012), and The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing, 2016). A 2019 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, Black has also received fellowships and awards from the Amy Clampitt Fund, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emory University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Poetry Foundation, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo. Black’s work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad, including recent translations into French, Dutch, Croatian, and Lithuanian. Black teaches at the University of San Diego and lives in California.

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Awards and Honors

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 2019

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, 2009